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Suburban Advantage was the name used by Pat Wilson for a collection of demos he made in late 1994. It is generally considered to the be the project that began to steer him in the direction of what would become The Special Goodness.
Karl Koch, from Weezer's recording history:
This was Pat's first "formal" demo tape. He used a Dr. Rhythm drum machine (set on the TR-808 kit) for drums, as an attempt to get a different sound. He made several copies, and gave them to friends and some industry contacts he had at Geffen and elsewhere. I estimate he made about 8-10 copies.
Initially, tracks 1, 3, & 4 were bootlegged and traded, but in 2009, a decent rip of the full demo was circulated on Allthingsweezer.
The Suburban Advantage EP track listing
- "Lets Go To The Mall" 3:39 (music later re-used as Special Goodness' "Riff")
- "I Wouldn't Say It" 3:52
- "New Wave Lullabye" 3:25
- "If You Move Away" 3:39
- "Unfamiliar" 2:42
- "Illegitemus Non Carborundum" 3:52
- "Bonus Track" 3:24